Reading this a question comes to mind... In a room full of owners and prospective owners..
Are third party images taken by god only knows who under what circumstances relevant in a conversation ??
Do the opinions of internet person's outside of those present matter to the owners and prospective owners discussion's.
I for one have never taken images of crayons and paint sets and have little care for testing, It honestly makes my skin crawl.
I use real wildlife and landscapes in real situations.. I mean sharing experiences with a camera is a personal hands on kinda thing if you ask me.
Well it's quite easy to understand, dpreview takes the same exposures of a lit scene vs a low light at the same exposures at different ISOs, across all cameras. Not hard to understand... and is completely a valid basis for comparisons.
The only correct approach is to shoot the same thing at the same exposures, whether that thing is a box of crayons, a fox, or a bride in low light, and compare the raw files.
Anything else is subjective.
So your ownership lasted all of a week or so, what happened?